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Old 01-28-2020, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default 240 Seat Heater Trouble Shooting

So far I've fixed several items; next up is the seat heaters.
The light on the switch comes on, but I'm not getting heat in the seats (both). Fuses are new.
Where is the control module ? and what has been the common R/R for these seat heaters.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:31 AM   #2
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perhaps tell people what car
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yes. 1990 Volvo 240 wagon
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:23 PM   #4
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http://cleanflametrap.com/seatHeater.htm
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:24 PM   #5
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Those are fantastic pictures showing the removal of the heater element.
Am I correct that I can access the heater element by peelin the seat cover back ? And, I’ll be able to return it without any noticeable deformation ( it’s the wife’s car)
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:42 PM   #6
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You should be able to put it all back together like nothing ever happened. The right way is to use new hog rings. You can always use very sturdy cable ties to do the same thing as they will not show.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:43 PM   #7
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You open the back end of the bottom seat cover and on the back you open the bottom up. If I recall correctly on the back there is a retainer to keep it in place. Just gotta be careful not to damage the grid when removing it.
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Worst design ever.
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Never works, just a fire hazard IMO.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:19 PM   #10
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There's a bar that springs in to hold the rear of the seat bottom (no hog rings). With it removed, you can sneak the seat heater grid out. To get to the heater grid in the seat back though, you'll need to R&R hog rings. See:
http://cleanflametrap.com/tony/index.htm
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:10 PM   #11
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I think it's Dave Samuels that sells a better heater "mat".
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:01 PM   #12
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I think it's Dave Samuels that sells a better heater "mat".
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https://www.wagonmeister.com/seat-heater-kits

You can also get generic ones from RockAuto or Swedish Car Parts.
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Instead of the hog rings, when reassembling I use small tie wraps.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:26 PM   #14
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Yeah, I've used zip ties for years.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the constructive replies.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:37 PM   #17
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https://www.wagonmeister.com/seat-heater-kits

You can also get generic ones from RockAuto or Swedish Car Parts.
Highly recommend this over trying to fix the crappy original ones. I mounted the switches on the stock location.
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